Puebla Expands Free Internet Facilities

Puebla Expands Free Internet Facilities

The Internet access points will be extended to 12 thousand in different areas from schools, hospitals and public spaces, as part of the federal project called Connected Mexico that seeks to reduce the digital divide and increase competitiveness in the country.

To begin with the expansion of digital coverage, the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (SCT), the state government and the Autonomous University of Puebla (UAP) has established a partnership agreement.

At the national level the Project Mexico Online is developed by the federal SCT aiming that at year end, the country has 65 thousand public places connected to broadband internet and by 2018 namely the end of the present administration headed by President, Enrique Pena Nieto, the figure of 250,000 spaces will be available.

In his speech, Gerardo Ruiz Esparza, head of the Ministry of Communications and Transport (SCT) said that from the constitutional reform in telecommunications and broadcasting, the project is driven connectivity.

The nationwide scheme is coordinated by the University of Guadalajara; and Puebla, while the Secretariat of Public Education (SEP) and the PMU will be responsible for the actions.

Meanwhile, the state governor, Rafael Moreno Valle, said the telecommunications reform starts to deliver concrete results for society and highlighted the work of the president of Mexico, Enrique Pena Nieto.

In late July of this year, the country had 45,000 connected places and entities located in the state of Mexico, Morelos, Colima and Tabasco.

Later, in an interview, the president of the UAP, Alfonso Ortiz Esparza explained that the collaboration agreement with the SCT states to use fiber optics which will be the basis to expand Internet coverage in the state.


Written by Jaime Zambrano
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